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Glee (TV series)

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Glee (TV series)

American musical comedy-drama television series that airs on the Fox network in the United States add

Category: Movies & TV

Launched in 2002.

Countries: United States (55%), United Kingdom (14%), Canada (9%)

Main connections: Fox Broadcasting Company, Super Bowl, Target Corporation

Linked to: Fox Broadcasting Company,, NBCUniversal, American Broadcasting Company




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He completed the script in 2005, but could not generate interest in the project for several years add something


He initially envisioned "Glee" as a film, rather than a television series, and wrote the first draft in August 2005 with the aid of "Screenwriting for Dummies" add something


In 2009, the "Glee" cast had twenty-five singles chart on the "Billboard" Hot 100, the most by any artist since The Beatles had thirty-one songs in the chart in 1964; in 2010, it placed eighty singles on the "Billboard" Hot 100, far outstripping the previous record add something


Macy's invited them to perform at the 2009 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, but host broadcaster NBC declined because "Glee" aired on a rival network add something


The pilot episode was broadcast on May 19, 2009, and the first season aired from September 9, 2009, to June 8, 2010 add something


"Glee" has been syndicated for broadcast in many countries worldwide, including Australia, where cast members visited to promote the show prior to its September 2009 debut on Network Ten add something


Murphy intended to make a family show to appeal to adults as well as children, with adult characters starring equally alongside the teenage leads, and as of October 2009 he had already mapped out plans for the series covering three years of broadcast add something


In a 2010 interview with Allison Kugel, Chris Colfer noted that "there have been a couple of times when I have gone to Ryan Murphy and told him a couple of things that have happened to me, and he writes it into the show add something


In late 2010, Bloom reported the process has been even shorter; "as quick as a few weeks" add something


In summer 2010, Channel 5 in the United Kingdom aired "Don't Stop Believing", a reality talent show inspired by "Glee" success add something


Paris Barclay was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Best Directing in a Comedy Series in 2010 for his episode "Wheels", which was awarded the Peabody award add something


They were open to amateurs and professionals aged sixteen to twenty-six, and were intended to be the subject of a multi-part television special, set to air in the lead-in to the second season premiere in fall 2010, with the new cast members revealed in the first episode add something


Two EPs were released exclusively at the Target discount chain: "Glee: The Music, Love Songs" in the last week of 2010, and "Glee: The Music, Dance Party" in early September 2011 add something


In January 2010, it was announced that open auditions would be held for three new roles to be introduced in "Glee" second season add something


On January 11, 2010, it was announced that Fox had commissioned a second season of the show add something


The cast was invited to sing at the White House by Michelle Obama in April 2010 for the annual Easter Egg Roll add something


The mid-season finale was watched by 8,13 million viewers, with the show returning in April 2010 to a season high of 13,66 million viewers add something


A minority of those approached refused to allow their music to be used, including Bryan Adams, Guns N' Roses and Coldplay; however, in June 2010, Coldplay reversed their decision, allowing "Glee" the rights to their catalog add something


In June 2010, it was announced that Oxygen would host a reality series set to air in June 2011, featuring performers competing for a spot on Glee add something


The second season began production in June 2010 add something


On June 22, 2010, Josef Adalian of "New York" magazine revealed that the reality show would not go ahead, due to Murphy's desire to concentrate on the main series, and fear that the distraction of the reality show may damage "Glee" add something


The first three novels have been written by Sophia Lowell; the first, "Glee: The Beginning", was released in August 2010 and serves as a prequel to the events of the television series add something


Lynch, Colfer, Monteith, and Riley appeared at the 2010 MTV VMAs on September 12, 2010 add something


Murphy said in December 2010 that he wasn't interested in doing a "Glee" movie "as a story", and added, "I might do it as a live concert thing add something


The cast performed on the seventh season of "The X Factor" on December 5, 2010 add something


In 2011, it was the top trending US TV show add something


The show was chosen by Fox to fill the coveted timeslot that followed the network's coverage of Super Bowl XLV in 2011 add something


In February 2011, "Glee" surpassed Elvis Presley as the act with the most songs placed on the "Billboard" Hot 100 chart, though fewer than one-fourth of them have charted for more than one week add something


On February 6, 2011, after the Super Bowl, "Glee" received its highest ever ratings, with over 26,8 million tuning in to see the special episode, with a peak of 39,5 million add something


"Glee" music producers Adam Anders and Peer Astrom have begun to add original music to the show, including two original songs, "Loser Like Me" and "Get It Right", on the March 15, 2011 episode add something


"The Glee Project" started airing on June 12, 2011, and the final episode was broadcast on August 21, 2011 add something


In July 2011, "Glee" received twelve Emmy nominations and won two: Gwyneth Paltrow was named Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Holly Holliday, and the show won the Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series category add something


The third season broadcasts remained in the show's Tuesday 8:00 pm time slot, and began airing on September 20, 2011 add something


The music of "Glee" has been a commercial success, with over thirty-six million digital single sales and eleven million album sales worldwide through October 2011 add something


The show's musical performances have been a commercial success, with over thirty-six million copies of "Glee" cast single releases purchased digitally, and over eleven million albums purchased worldwide through October 2011 add something


It received three Emmy nominations in July 2012, and four in July 2013 add something


On June 28, 2013, the media reported that Morris, Riley, Salling, and Shum would be changing from starring status to guest starring roles for the fifth season, and on the following day that Jacob Artist, Melissa Benoist, Blake Jenner, Alex Newell and Becca Tobin, who play Jake Puckerman, Marley Rose, Ryder Lynn, Wade "Unique" Adams and Kitty Wilde, respectively, were all being promoted to the show's main cast add something


On July 13, 2013, Monteith was found dead in his room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia add something


On July 20, 2013, Ryan Murphy said in various media outlets that Cory would have a tribute in season five's third episode, which would deal with the death of Monteith's character, Finn add something


On July 30, 2013, Mays confirmed that she will depart the show after the fifth season to work on other projects, but stated that she would be open to returning as a guest star in the future add something


Subsequent seasons have begun airing in September and ended in May; the fifth season premiered on September 26, 2013, and a sixth season has already been commissioned add something


On October 17, 2013, in the wake of the death of Cory Monteith three months earlier, and a week after his tribute episode "The Quarterback" was aired, Murphy announced that the sixth season will be the final season of the series add something


Halfbrick Studios published a Glee content version of the mobile game Band Stars by Six Foot Kid in collaboration with Fox Digital Entertainment on March 27, 2014, currently available on iOS platforms, but with plans to release to Android add something


In a later ruling in July 2014, the High Court ordered Fox to use a different title for the show in the UK, saying there was a "likelihood of confusion" between the two brands add something


On July 7, 2014, it was confirmed that Rivera would be demoted to a recurring status for the sixth and final season, by her request add something


Subsequent seasons aired in September through May. The sixth and final season is set to air from January to March 2015 add something


In February 2016, Fox lost an appeal against the decision add something